Kenyan Girls Invent App to End Female Genital Mutilation

The five teenagers are the only Africans selected to take part in this year's international Technovation competition, where girls develop mobile apps to end problems in their communities. They are flying to Google headquarters in California where they hope to win U.S.$15,000 for I-cut, an app they developed.



From left: Stacy Owino, Purity Achieng, Ivy Akinyi, Synthia Otieno and Macrine Atieno outiside a classroom in school. The five girls from Kenya will be representing Africa in the annual Technovation challenge in San Francisco.

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